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why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
center where 48 were killed two weeks ago. this attack comes days after the u.s. formerly handed over the country to pakistan. >>> this morning, news this morning about an american peace corps worker killed in south africa. this man was 24 years old and called a teacher, volunteer, and coach. thank you for joining us. let me give alook at some of the other stories making headlines today. if you are looking for the adults services on craig's list, it's not there, it's blocked. last week attorneys general in 17 states accused craig's list of doing little to prevent ads for prostitution and child trafficking. >>> bp has removed the blowout preventer. you know, that thing that did not prevent a blowout. the piece of equipment has been removed from the bottom of the gulf of mexico now. it's going to be a key piece of evidence in the disaster investigation. the justice department has taken k custody of it. >>> in guatemala, 17 people have been killed in landslides there. one of the landslides carried a bus. thousands of homes have been damaged by heavy rains, and a state of emergency has de
bill: on the radio with brian. martha: we are brian's friends. come and listen to us there. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a tpaobgs news alert, we are waiting for a major announcement by thad allen regarding the bp spill in the gulf of mexico. we know they are close to completing one of the relief wells in the gulf. we are monitoring a news conference that is about toeubg place. as soon as there are any remarks we will bring you the break news as we get it. jenna: we are expecting the white house to react any moment to the latest and last round of major primaries before the november midterms. i'm jenna lee. some of our guests include senator jim demint, the senator of alaska, and of course karl rove. jon: robert gibbs expected to take the podium soon. the stunning strength of the tea party the talk of washington. christine o'donnell beats out michael castle, the long-term congressman and former governor. today she is saying she will win in november with or without the help of the republican establishment. molly line is live in boston for us, big surprise in delawar
impacting us. we're having trouble figuring out if we can stay in the house. >> reporter: she says because of furloughs closing the offices and state buildings, all californians suffer. >> it's not just us. when we want things from hospital records, it takes longer to get these things. it's -- it compounds itself. >> reporter: the furlough's expect, 150,000 workers and saves the state about $137 million a month. >> without a budget in place, california is in a precarious position. >> reporter: well, folks we spoke to are not steep in constitutional law, they are hoping the legal argument that the governor overstepped his authority by ordering these furloughs wins over the california supreme court. >> people come and demand service for us and they complain we cannot provide service as much as we should have. >> reporter: furlough days are scheduled for the last three fridays in september. the next one is in two days. the governor says as soon as lawmakers pass the state budget, the furloughs will stop. reporting live in oakland, rob roth, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> governor schwarzenegger is
life- threatening -ish stomach injury san francisco person describe for us what happened the. >> consistent impacting the back of our -- and one person described for us what happened like it was consistent impact on the back of our band he or. >> thirteen vehicles were involved including the truck and the highway patrol tells us the grand avenue offramp is expected to be close until 9:00 tonight. >>> a project to extend our service cleared a big hurdle today pre-at the metropolitan transit authority is proposing money. >> reporter: a big chunk of cash will replace the bus service with the bar airport connector rail line but there are still roadblocks before this is a done deal. it's a question of real or the road. right now is the road for bart writers who want to connect to the oakland airport but some say that the heir to her bus is too slow and unreliable the. >> barfly is one hour out and we do not know when the bus is coming so it makes it tough to make a connection. >> i would like to have something more convenient where i can go from bart street to the airport's. >> t
was illegal at all. we had to let her go that very day. we said gosh nikki, you can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source gloria alred they say alred is a part of a quote democratic party sleaze machine. they say that alred is known for political stunts. they think that alred and brown may be in cahoots. >> this is how career politicians do their business. >> reporter: two days ago, the brown camp did alert us that whitman had so called housekeeper problems. if whitman could talk to nikki diaz today. >> if she's listening right now. i am so sorry. i bet you are feeling really badly. >> reporter: does whitman think her housekeeper should be deported? up to immigration officials she says. >> reporter: we have posted detales on the whitman issue. >>> one california democrat is getting relatively good marks by an overwhelming number 72- 19% california voters disapprove of the job congress is doing. that contrasts to 37% who do not like the job pelosi is doing. being democrats both feinstein and pelosi fair much better among members of their open pa
. when i spoke with members of congress this morning, all of us are convinced of one thing. we have to display absolute determination, a total will that will not tell -- will not fail, and we should show absolutely no weakness in our resolution. the iranians had months and months to change their behavior. there was an extended hand by president obama. they did not grab that extended hand. these economic sanctions way as much as possible so as to bring iran to be more responsible. france's condensed -- france is convinced that nobody should display any kind of weakness. >> thank you. >> former republican vice- presidential nominee sarah palin will be in iowa tomorrow night for the annual ronald reagan dinner in the morning. we will have live coverage beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. the former alaska governor will be joined by iowa senator chuck grassley and former iowa governor terry branstad. book tv saturday night, bill clinton joins former british prime minister tony blair for a discussion of their years in office. that is on c-span-2. >> now a house hearing on a ch
that caught fire. you can see behind us just four or five homes totally leveled. fire crews not doing anything over there. a few minutes ago we heard a very loud explosion. we didn't know what it was. turned out to be this white station wagon, some kind of car explosion. that's another thing crews out here have to deal with. we are right next to what we think was ground zero. you can see everything is completely leveled. to give you an idea how hot this fire was, want to show you this. look at the back of this white volkswagen, the heat just melting this taillight. if you want to the front, you can see that the explosion caused the concrete to travel a great distance. just lying here on the windshield of this car, a big chunk of it. one of the big problems firefighters are dealing with is the wind. you can see it on this crime scene tape blowing around and see it with this smoke. that's helping to spread the flames. and the wind has died down. that is the good news. hopefully fire crews will soon be able to get an upper hand on this blaze. the latest figure we were told is 50% containment. som
states. john hendren, abc news, the white house. >>> the fbi says the car used in dramatic south florida bank robbery has now been found. investigators will begin going over the car today. strapped what they said was a bomb to a bank teller's chest. then they made him withdraw a large sum of money. abc news has learned the bomb turned out to be a fake. >>> a vacation ended in tragedy for a busload of tourists from at least 12 people were killed when their bus apparently crashed into a bridge support on a joer man highway near berlin. dozens of people were also hurt. police say the bus was forced off the highway by a car which was trying to merge. the group was returning home after a trip to spain. >>> south korean automaker hyundai is recall something popular new cars. steering wheel defects in its sonata sedans forced the recall. they love 2011 models built before september 10th. no crashes or injuries have been reported. owners should take their cars to the dealer for inspection or repairs. >>> it was not the usual sunday sermon at one of the nation's largest churches. bishop eddie lon
>>> welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tortie campbell. >>> the u.s. coast guard begins to search the waters off marin county. it's in response to a frantic may day call. claudine wong has an update. >> good morning. i'm waiting for the coast guard to get back to me. we know yesterday, they spanned this area, from here, south to angel island. they are looking for the distressed caller. the problem is they don't know who or what they are looking for. all they know is a female caller called in a may day shortly before 10:00 last night. there was very little information. here's what the coast guard said this morning about that call. >> it was a woman calling, i have a may day. listen to me. listen to me. i have a may day. the coast guard of san francisco was able to reestablish communication with the woman. they never heard back from her. >> reporter: they also put out a call to other vessels for any type of distressed voters. they did send two vessels out on the water to search the waters for any sign of a distressed voter -- boater and that came up empty. they say
jolie told reporters, i have no words. leaders from the state department and the u.s. military to the head of his laumic society of north america are also calling on pastor terry jones to reconsider. >> i'm heartened by the clear, unequivocal of this disrespectful, disgraceful act that has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> top u.s. commanders in afghanistan were warn the koran building could put u.s. soldiers at risk. kerry sanders is at the site in gainesville, florida. what is going to go on saturday? is this group going to still burn the koran? are they able to do it? >> this is called the dove outreach center and the pastor jones, as you mentioned, has a congregation maybe of 50. they claim they're going to gather in the field here in front of the chunrch and they'r going to set up a stage and make speeches and then they're going to take the korans, which they have already purchased. some they say were donated. they're going to put them, they say, into a pit, light them on fire and burn them. but there are hurdles that they're going to have to clear tha
can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source gloria alred they say alred is a part of a quote democratic party sleaze machine. they say that alred is known for political stunts. they think that alred and brown may be in cahoots. >> this is how career politicians do their business. >> reporter: two days ago, the brown camp did alert us that whitman had so called housekeeper problems. if whitman could talk to nikki diaz today. >> if she's listening right now. i am so sorry. i bet you are feeling really badly. >> reporter: does whitman think her housekeeper should be deported? up to immigration officials she says. >> reporter: we have posted detales on the whitman issue. >>> one california democrat is getting relatively good marks by an overwhelming number 72- 19% california voters disapprove of the job congress is doing. that contrasts to 37% who do not like the job pelosi is doing. being democrats both feinstein and pelosi fair much better among members of their open party. >>> we have developing news out of marin county. it happened at the
are not armed with tranquillizer guns and police say it uses would have been too risky to let the big cat run off in the densely pop layed area where restaurant employees were getting off work. residents around here suspect the mountain lion was simply following the food source. it is not uncommon to see dear wandering the streets of downtown berkeley. unthreatened by predators at least until now. police and department of fish and game say this is a very rare occurrence. not too many people are worried or concerned that this could happen again in the near future. reporting live in downtown berkeley, al help wong abc 7 news. >> sure was strong though. thanks very much. >> missing person case may be turning that a case of murder now. vallejo police issued an alert tonight for these 2 women missing since wednesday. they are believed to be driving a white 2002 cadillac escalade. now this car with license plate no. 5 s o a 77 0turns out the same vehicle is wanted in connection with murder of 73-year-old man in hercules. manson 35-year-old frederick sales may also be a victim. he is missin
telling us, there are reports that there is one more confirmed dead bringing the death toll up to four. we talked about the process of going through the neighborhood and seeing how many more victims there are. they found another victim. at this point, what we are doing is monitoring the situation out here. you are looking at a view of the smoke that rises. any time you see white smoke above an area, firefighters say that's a good thing better than black smoke indicating that the fire is getting going. we are expecting that they made progress on the fire fight. we look from above at the neighborhood in front of us where there is still smoke coming up from the large portion of the neighborhood. no visible flames from where we were able to look at. no visible signs of damage. so we know the damage area is further from where we are. the latest out here is that they have confirmed one more dead bringing the toll to four in this fire. this is just beginning. we are checking a lot of updates. we will continue to follow that and bring you the latest information. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news.
. -- socialization. it was an easy decision for us. >> reporter: this morning, it was time to get acquainted. if this looks like a hotel conference room, well, it is. classes started today at the st. francis hotel in downtown san francisco. of course the st. francis is only a temporary location for them. this will be the new home for the new school. the old press club on poe street. the building should available in two weeks with plenty of classrooms and space for the nearly 50 students so far enrolled at flex academy. students will have a k 12 cirriculum, use bid many kids who are home schooled. that cirriculum offers 130 courses including five languages. it's school at your own pace with individual wallized attention. >> so if you're behind, you get more help so you can succeed, if you're very advanced and fast, you can go faster and that can different in different suspects. >> cruise is one of only four teachers hired by the school. >> this is up to them to sort of get through material. i provide support when i think it's something difficult. >> at the old school there are about 40 kids t
morning. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. topping our news this half hour, pg&e is investigating the possibility that microbes inside a natural gas pipe might have caused the deadly san bruno explosion two weeks ago, this unlikely but has happened before. jenelle is live in san bruno to tell us more. >> yes, it has, ten years ago in the new mexico desert that pipeline ruptured killing 12 including three young children. investigators found pitting in the pipeline. the corroded area spread across 21 feet of the pipe and some areas 72% of the pipe wall had been eaten away. now, that pipeline in new mexico was over 50 years old and 30 inches in diameter. those are the exact same specs as the pipeline here in san bruno. the possible cause is called microbiological influence corrosion. this report came out in the san francisco chronicle this morning. it's basically micros that go undetected in a tiny pool of water inside the pipeline and then start eating away at the metal causing it to corrode. according to the article this morning, pg&e told state regulators last y
was out using and disclosing ah possess trade saek seek krets and confidential information to others. chuck housework forward hp 30 years wrote the book published last year called "hp phenomenon". he says larry ellison knew, and didn't care. >> i think he knows full well what he's doing there. is no question that he knew this would ring the bofrl hp board, and hp executives suite. >> today ora cell sounded offended calling the lawsuit vindictive, and said the hp board is making it vir wallly impossible for ora cell and hp to continue to cooperate to work together in the it marketplace. despite heard's signature on confidentiality agreements legal an alift sthaiz is not a slam dunk for hp. >> california courts are reluctant to restrict employee mobility. it's not clear to me courts goring to agree with the assessment situation. >> now ora cell may ab announcement yesterday mark heard was joining the company. the market was closed. today, investors were able to react and liked the news that mark heard is ob joining oracle. ora cell shares up more than $1.30 and larry el yi son's net wo
, both from cia drones and u.s. helicopters. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> that woman who admitted to throwing acid in her own face now faces a judge in vancouver this morning. bethany stroe blamed the attack on a stranger. police say she later said she put drain cleaner on her face. that's in connection with the thousands of dollars she accepted under false pretenses. >>> investigators in arizona are taking a serious look at what could be a shoot-out hoax. the incident happened back in april and it pushed the immigration issue in arizona onto the national stage. now the big question is, was it all made up? david wright reports from phoenix. >> reporter: one week after the governor signed a tough new anti-immigration bill, this was the dramatic incident that focused the debate here. >> get me some help! >> okay, okay. >> reporter: a firefight in the arizona desert, overheard on a 911 call. as the sheriff's deputy called for backup. >> car one, how are you, bud? >> tell my wife i love her. >> reporter: the sheriff backed his deputy's story that he was ambushed by a band of
. the bus driver tells us that she heard one crash and then another crash and then another crash and then finally she felt the impact on herself. she immediately knew that it was a chain reaction collision out here. amazingly only four people hurt in the crash. but macarthur is closed eastbound. you cannot exit off 580 here. but quite a scene out here. we'll stay out and monitor it for the time being but for now the, back to you. >> thank you. kiet, i have to assume no one was in the back seat of that silver car? >> reporter: no. if they had been, then chance are they would probably not have survived. >> absolutely. all right, kiet do in oakland, thank you. >>> it's a business with 50 years of history in san francisco's mission district and a loyal customer base. but re-opening this neighborhood store has sparked lots of opposition because of what it sells, guns. simon perez is in san francisco with the decision tonight. simon. >> reporter: dana, san francisco has been without its only gun store since february. but today the san francisco permit department gave the go- ahead to
/11. this despite condemnation from the obama administration and the top u.s. general in afghanistanl in afghanistan. we have more from carrey. good morning to you. >> reporter: this church has at most 50 members, but the pastors say his actions speak for more than his worshippers and he is not going to be deterred. he is pushing forward with the plans to burn the islamic holy book, the koran. more than 7600 miles away from afghanistan, it took only a few clicks to find terry jones's likeness and burn him. pastor jones said he is the who is offended. >> they are burning our flag and pictures of us. we are supposed to do nothing? we are supposed to apologize for our actions? we must do something. >> reporter: the church displayed more than 200 korans to news cameras. some they bought and others were donated. the church will burn them saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> we believe in what we believe. we believe in the bible and standing up for it. >> we are not going to allow that! >> this as the protesting construction of an islamic center near ground zero. he is proceeding with the community cente
will tell you where and what the u.s. is doing about it. democrats decide not to vote on tax cuts before the election. the house minority leader says he knows why. live from the studio in washington, this is "special report." i'm bret baier. we start off tonight in america's news headquarters just 34 days ahead of the november mid-terms that could shift the balance of power. we begin at the fox big board again tonight. we are following a number of races, first in the senate. we begin in california. where the candidates there in california are first, one, the senate races we are watching. the three-term senator barbara boxer facing her stiffest challenge ever. from republican carly fiorina. now the real clear politics average of this race has boxer leading by six points. as we head back to the state statistics for california, here in california, the state statistics have that the unemployment rate -- of course, it's a little sticky. the unemployment rate stands at 12.3% above the national average of 9.6%. in 2008, the golden state went to barack obama 61-37%. now chief political correspon
is r-rbl -- are social issues. chris van hollen from the democratic side joins us to tell us about democratic strategy, 34 days and counting. thank you, dana perino. juliet: president obama hitting the campaign trail to rally the democratic base ahead of the mid terms, holding an event in the traditionally liberal city of madison, wisconsin, police estimates that more than 26,000 people showed up to see him at the university of wisconsin's campus, the president, echoing back to his mantra of the 2008 campaign, that's that voters need to show up. >> change is going to come! change is going to come for this generation! if we work for it. if we fight for it. if we believe in it. the biggest mistake we could make right now, it's to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. that is how the other side wins. juliet: president obama said the other side will lead to the same failed polices that got us here in the first place. he was joined at the rally by a number of democratic candidates, including wisconsin senator russ feingold, he's currently trailing his republ
weekend. and david petraeus said the church's actions could put u.s. troops at risk. >> did you see this video while you were away? a college football player riding on a moped, head-on into a pickup truck. the guy gets up and is essentially okay. we'll talk to him. >> we're launching a new series where we go back to our first jobs and see if we can still handle them. matt's up first. his first job was delivering the news to america. back then it was one newspaper at a time. >> see behind the back. >> you're good. >> let's begin with the woild weather out west. wildfires in colorado. down south, a tropical storm. miguel almiguer has the latest on the wildfire. >> howie: the sun came up in boulder a short time ago. firefighters are beginning to reassess the situation on the ground and see how quickly that spread overnight. it charred 3,500 acres. it destroyed dozens of structures and homes. four homes that went down actually belonged to firefighters. that number will continue to change throughout the day. the four-mile fire canyon began yesterday afternoon and forced the evacuation of
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
by cbs >>> and good morning on a very busy friday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. a huge explosion incinerated large chunks of a san francisco suburb last fight. this morning firefighters are still battling the deadly flames and looking for survivors. the initial blast rocked san bruno, sending flames 1,000 feet into the air. it's believed a ruptured gas line is responsible. city officials say at least one person was killed and 53 homes were destroyed. the gas-fed and wind-whipped fire engulfed ten acres. fire officials say looking for survivors is difficult, at best. >> our problem is, obviously it was a high-pressure gas line. we could not get close to the line until they could shut down that pipeline. currently they are shutting down distribution lines so we still have residual in the gas lines. at the last briefing we still were not able to access the area fully. >> by late last night the fires were 50% contained. laura cole of our sacramento station has more. >> reporter: it's been an emotional night for many people out here. i want to sho
evening, i'm julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction.
>>> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >>> breaking >>> breaking news. major storm. the remnants of tropical storm nicole bring rains and wind up and down the east coast causing flooding and state of emergency in north carolina. dave price is live on the scene with the latest. >>> campus tragedy a. rutgers university student kills himself after an internet prank goes horribly wrong and shows him kissing another man. his roommate and another student now face criminal charges as the college mourns his loss. >>> and death of a legend. hollywood star tony curtis passes away at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career and his roles in some of hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september hollywood's greatest films early in thursday morning, september 30th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> just a small taste of what's to come here in new york city where we and all of the east coast bracing for severe weather. good morning, everyone. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. >> i have a question for you. do you have a
says a deal was never made. >> if this turns out to be true, he clearly, clearly lied to us. >> reporter: muhammad musri who negotiated with jones, says the only agreement was for both men to travel to manhattan on saturday. the goal, mugt wieeting with th center's organizer. >> it is a brokered deal. this had to happen before a meeting over there would happen. >> reporter: everyone from religious leaders to political figures has urged jones to cancel the event. president obama warned it could endanger the troops and called it a recruiting tool for islamic terrorist. thursday cbs news obtained taliban leaflets, fearing possible retaliation, the state department issued a travel warning for americans abroad. officials have also urged u.s. embassies to be on high alert. >> we really pray that this situation turns out -- turns out good. >> reporter: but time is quickly running out to find a solution that satisfies everyone. and, again, muslim leaders say there is no agreement with jones and issued this statement. we are not going to toy with our religion or any other, nor are we
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those days off. anne makovec outside the courthouse in san francisco with the latest for us. anne. >> reporter: governor schwarzenegger versus state workers. this battle has been going on for two years and has big implications for state workers and the state budget. the california supreme court spent almost two hours listening to arguments this morning over whether or not governor schwarzenegger illegally furloughed more than 200,000 state workers. about 40 lawsuits have been filed on the issue and more than $1.2 million spent on state legal bills. the case will likely affect furlough lawsuits in lower courts around the state. the furloughed workers have lost nearly 50 workdays and close to a combined $3 billion in pay since february of 2009. if the union wins, those workers would get back pay with interest for hours they never worked. if governor schwarzenegger prevails, he may have cemented the power of the state's governor over organized labor for years to come. >> the governor's authority to furlough state authorities stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief exe
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza back up to the macarthur maze. there was an oil spill on the upper deck after a bus lost its transmission. that's why we are so badly back up for this necommute. the meter and lights were turned on a very close to 6:00 a.m. you can see things are backed up let switchover showing you traffic trucker interstate 80 is backed up all along the glory short freeway. we are seeing indications of of back up in macarthur maze. let's back that out a bit you can see there ride coming down from the freeway is definitely slowing things. slow from children's hospital in the westbound direction. a big problem for this commute. you can see all approaches are born to be jammed for a while. let's take go look at another problem interstate 580 in the westbound direction the back up from 2 05 interchange through the altamont pass towards airway boulevard. that was where there was another spill. the traffic has moved much better through livermore. the problem is a back up reach
of seven people killed in that fire. mike mibach joins us now live from sanbruno. mike? >> reporter: heather, there were stories about jessica's smile, there were stories about her laughter. and then there was a story that described the bond between her and the woman who brought her into this world. ♪ how sweet the sound ♪ >> reporter: tonight a celebration of life, the life of young jessica morales. the 20-year-old's family and closest of friends guided her into the church in the highlands where on this summer weekend she was remembered for her openness, gracefulness and her love for life and friends. >> she was my best friend, my sister, my partner in crime and my ray of sunshine. she shook my quiet little world with laughter, smiles, tears and most importantly, love. >> on behalf of the family, i would like to welcome you. >> reporter: jessica morles memorial was attended as by hundreds of people. her casket dressed in showers, different shades of purple, her favorite color. her teenage years were filled with passion and design. as she grew into a young woman, as one friend
the oil began to leak. the u.s. coast guard says it will resume its search later this morning for a woman that placed a may day call in the waters off the coast of tiburon. they conducted searches from the richmond san rafael bridge and to angel island but failed to locate the caller. officials also broadcast alerts to marine traffic in the area. >> it's now 5:05. investigators will resume their search for a fifth day this morning looking for a body that may have been dumbed at a pittsburgh landfill. they're focussed on a one-acre stretching hoping to find clues that led to the whereabouts of frederick salas. he may be the fifth victim in the string of murders all at the hands of valdemoro. police say so far the tedious search has yielded just one clue and it's not much. >> the only thing they have found is a piece of letterhead that had a hercules dress but it's not related to this case. >> investigators are searching in the right area where trash from hercules was dumped. possibly the same trash from the business park where valued marrow once worked and where the car he had was abandone
if they can find a job, and save that space for hardnd criminals that put us at risk. we cannot afford to how's these people. i mean, actually some of them live better than our poor. so i hope this is a turn and i hope other states will take this on. and i really love c-span. it's so important these days. thank you so much. host: thanks for the phone call. we'll keep talking about this. but first, we want to get a quick update about the afghanistan elections. joining us on the phone is paul tate, with reuters and the afghanistan bureau chief. mr. tate, if you could tell us about the headlines that we're seing in this morning. here's one of them. afghan vote marred by irregularities. guest: good morning. it's certainly true there have been thousands of irregularities, we're told, even before voting began. thousands of voter registration cards, ink that was meant to identify people as having voted could be washed off. we even found some kids with bottles of bleach standing outside polling stations showing voters how to wash the ink off. the counting will take a very, very long time. so we're no
. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. 6:00. steve is it going to be windy again today? >> breezy. not as bad as yesterday. gusts about 35 miles an hour. we had a lot of clouds, drizzle and then some rain late in the afternoon off to the north and east. things have calmed down. little cool out there right now. 46 santa rosa. highs today starting to rebound after some patchy low clouds. 60s and 70s. the five-day forecast cooler or warmer? we'll have the answer in about five minutes. now sal an update on the traffic. >>> steve, right now traffic on the east shore freeway is getting more crowded although still looks okay [ audio problems ] toll plaza traffic looking good coming up to the pay gates. now back to the desk. >>> we begin our 6:00 hour with overnight news from oakland. the investigation is now underway into an early morning apartment house fire. it started shortly before 3:00 a.m. on 60th street near martin luther king, jr. boulevard. no one was hurt but the flames caused substantial damage to the building. arson investigators say they have evidence indicating t
tween the u.s. and iran. iran accuses them of spying. their families say they were just hiking in the mountains near the iran/iraq border. >> we see the islamic republic use their reporters as political collateral before but they are obviously incredibly savvy when it comes to the media and the pr game. and the worst thing that could happen to them would be that something would happen to sarah inside the prison. >> reporter: there's no immediate sign bauer and fattal will be released but his lawyer says he's hopeful. >> does this bring any hope at all for the other two hikers? i hope that the trial is back on track and the 24th cases will be resolved quickly. we reached sarah's mother. she had no official word from iran. she heard the news from us. she's now folk ugs all her hope on when she can finally see her daughter again. jim sciutto, abc news, washington. >>> heavy rain from memphis into kentucky and southern illinois. large hail and gusty winds across nebraska, kansas and oklahoma and somealate rain into the dakotas and montana as well as some showers in florida. >>> 91
is so late a state credit card used to buy supplies is being cancelled by the bank due to lack of payment. that means the state park department can no longer buy toilet paper for its rural sites. >> this is outrageous. today it is toilet paper. tomorrow trail closure. rest ramp closure at state beaches. people don't know what to expect. >>reporter: urban state park have the advantage of going to state warehouses for the supplies. the park department though can't say which rural sites are affected. but estimates it is roughly one-third of the nearly 300 state parks. >> isn't just toilet paper. it's bulk fall for cars, cars, trucks. it is auto parts for fixing cars and trucks or other equipment. lawn equipment. it is housekeeping supplies. >>reporter: budget negotiations on how to close the 19 billion dollar deficit has been painstakingly slow. meetings taking place in los angeles this week because the governor has been too sick to travel to the capitol. credit card won't be good until budget and back payments are paid. the visitors thought the toilet paper was foychb
was shot and spoke to a man who lives across the street. he told us he heard 30 shots from what he thought was an assault rifle. and says he hit the ground immediately. it was around 10:30 last night in the 1200 block of 87th avenue. after getting up and making his way outside, he saw family members running out of that house, screaming, they shot mama. police are not releasing any information about the woman. but the neighbor told us, he thought she was in her 50s, living with her large family, along 87th avenue. the man said he had just moved into the neighborhood and hadn't had any problems. so this scared him. paramedics did take the woman to the hospital. and as i mentioned, she's in critical condition. we're live at police headquarters this morning. notice arrests so far. but again, we are waiting for an update from police. reporting live, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in oakland are looking for two other leads. they both took place about 9:45 last night. and one of the shootings was deadly. the fatal shooting happened near a gunfight at 45th and international. polic
. the truck driver tells us that his brakes failed and he couldn't avoid smashing into the row of cars at the bottom of a freeway off-ramp. the accident happened at 4:15 this afternoon on the grand avenue exit ramp from eastbound i-80. ktvu's amber lee is live at the scene tonight with our report. amber? >> reporter: frank, this busy off-ramp remains closed as work hes clean up the debris. there was a lot of damage but few injuries. the truck driver who identified himself to us only as tony, says he was on his way home when the brakes failed. he said he had been hauling dirt in oakland. tony estimates he was going 45 miles per hour down the exit ramp when he couldn't stop his truck. he told us he scrambled to find a way to avoid hitting the vehicles in front of him. >> i was looking at that way, you know, the telephone poles and can't go that way. can't go up the hill. can't hit the side of the freeway. i had nowhere to ditch the truck. and i was just like, praying. >> reporter: the truck slammed into a honda causing a chain reaction. 13 vehicles were damaged. some were totalled. >> i
nap shows us their focus on resilience, determination and sense of community ♪ [ music ] ♪ >> reporter: this must be the most up beat event in san bruno in the past two weeks. not only a benefit for community a well, big hug therapy. >> after such a tragedy, and let everybody see each other's faces again and make it known we are going to come back from this and be better and stronger than ever. >> reporter: holly's family home was destroyed so was the home of joe vazquez's parents. >> if you lookout this way, there is so many people, it is a beautiful thing. everybody got everybody's back they got t-shirts and all this stuff. it is really warm and great. fantastic. >> reporter: friday, crews began cleaning up remains of the once neat neighbourhood sorting out what was recyclable and what was not. >> this is not just a demolition job but a removal of individuals homes, personal belongings, their material. >> reporter: folks may be saturday to see their homes gone but looking ahead to see the ground cleared and chance to begin anew. home grown dj jimmy stuart junior born and bred in brun
to the u.s. newt gingrich unveiled his plan on the steps of the capitol in 1994. >> we're offering the boldest most decisive, clearest contract in the history of the united states. >> reporter: even nancy pelosi put forth a promised agenda before democrats won control in 2006. the new pledge includes specific pieces of legislation. many of which republicans have all tried -- >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: and failed to get through the democratic congress. the pledge hasn't been released yet. but democrats are attacking it. calling it a return to what they call the failed policies of the bush years. as the democratic leader of the house, his office put it, the pledge should read something like this. i pledge allegiance to the wealthiest of the wealthy, who we will protect before the middle class. in other words, george, the campaign is well under way. >> no question about that. jon karl, thanks very much. >>> the president was taking it on last night, as well. he's here in new york to speak to the united nations this morning. all the fallout after bob woodward's bombsh
us a possibility of showers later on. 67 today. now, i will warm up the coast up a little bit -- i will warm the coast up a little bit. walnut creek, 67. 67. 68 in san jose and downtown oakland we'll go 66. 8 at mount tam. that's down 22 degrees compared to yesterday at this time. huge drop, 50s for everybody he else -- 50s for everybody else. 51 in tahoe but reports coming out of the mountains, howling wind. in fact very, very wind conditions will come up and spill in. the front going through and the low will drop off at eureka eureka/crescent city. fog and drizzle gives way to sunshine but a rather blustery day and temperatures far below average. 50s, 60s and low 70s. i will mention this again maybe eastern napa, solano, possibility of showers later today. cold tomorrow morning, sunny, warmer as we go through the rest of the week. >>> 7:11. don't be surprised if you see smoke and flames in the hills of southern fremont later this morning. federal fish and game officials and the fire department will be conducting a controlled burn at 880 and kushing to help prevent wildfires as th
: it is shades of vietnam, including allegations that soldiers at the base regularly use drugs, hashish laced with opium, to deal with the stress of their lives in afghanistan. >> fact is, stressful days. >> reporter: the military now confirms it is investigating the allegati allegations that the parents of adam winfield tried back in february to warn the army, that both innocent afghan civilians and u.s. soldiers were being put at risk. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> the fallout from the merger of southwest and air tran airways could impact travel in most of the nation. southwest is buying air tran for nearly $1.5 billion. the deal opens the way for southwest to move into 37 new cities, including atlanta, and will increase its presence in both new york and boston as well. southwest says it will drop air tran's baggage fees. >> a little bit of silver lining there. >>> here's a look at your weather. coastal rain from florida to new england. hail, downpours, flash flooding and 60-mile-an-hour winds around boston, new york and philadelphia. more flooding for the carolinas and showers from m
ashley from kgo in san francisco. >> if you are just joining us live, you are joining our continuing coverage. i'm carolyn johnson with dan ashley. we've been covering this explosion in san bruno. since it happened just after 6:15 this evening. and here you see on the scene what it's been like for firefighters, for neighborhoods, for people in this area. it's just a massive ball of fire has impacted their neighborhood. >> and the heat. everyone talks about the heat that literally forced the flames forward and caught other structures on fire. this is if you look right behind you as we pan out. there you can see the main on fire right behind that house. one of theÑi first houses to go. and the photographer who shot this said by the time he left, that house you are looking at was completely gone. the pink house next to it was already burning and mostly gone. >> here's another vantage point from sky 7 hd. you can see this massive fireball in this neighborhood. this main that blew up was at glenview and earl and these are the surrounding homes. what's left of them. and this was just abou
activist. >> good morning on this wednesday. thanks for joining us. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. we're getting our first look this morning of a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in a string of south bay arson fires. one case he set a truck on fire while someone was sleeping inside. terry mcsweeney is live in sunnyvale with the story. terry, this is far beyond the prank stage. >> absolutely. and investigators know a lot about this guy. they know where he operates. they know how he operates. and now they may have a good idea what he looks like; but as of this morning, he is still on the loose. take a look at this new sketch you were talking about. the suspect described as hispanic, about 20 years of age, 5-9 give or take with a slender build. the arson fires tend to occur in bunches. nine were set september 1st, one week ago today. the most serious happened as you mentioned when the arsonist set a pickup truck on fire on sold san francisco road where i am with someone inside that truck. this is not a homicide because police helped rescue that man. since may this guy has set fire
. >> many questions must be answered by all of us, whose job it is to protect our people. >> reporter: protection sseems too late for many of the san bruno residents who finally got the all-clear on sunday to go home. >> i'm anxious. when we left i thoug i'm leaving all of 36 years of memories in a house, and i may never see them again. >> reporter: memories now tainted with many unanswered questions. frances coe, nbc news. >>> here is a look at other news going on around america today. in alabama a police officer is recovering after a bizarre series of accidents sent him to the emergency room. the officer was first thrown 50 yards off his motorcycle when it crashed and caught fire after a vehicle moved out of line during a funeral procession. an ambulance responded to the scene but soon after en route to the hospital it overturned and caught fire. the officer suffered mulple broken bones and significant fiauma to his legs and as. >>> more than 25,000 people filled new york's central park for a five kilometer race for the cure. politicians, celebrities and other supporters ran alongs
. a witness told us what she saw. >> i just saw flames shooting through the roof and out the windows and the glass busting out. after i called 911 i took pictures. >> reporter: and these are the pictures from that woman's cell phone. she caught the fire at the height of its intensity. you can see some of the large plumes of flames shooting out from that upper right hand corner. now firefighters who we talked to are on the scene right now they were familiar with this building. that's because this is the second time they have been here. you see there was another fire at 1:00 p.m. yesterday. so this is the second time the same crew has been here in the last 14 hours. is it possible you didn't put out the 1:00 fire and that's what started at 3:00 a.m.? >> it's always possible. but we're pretty sure we had a lady come by saying she heard an explosion and when she looked out saw a flash and heavy fire in the two rooms that weren't on fire. >> reporter: so the captain went onto add the building wasn't completely secure and that means somebody on this busy thoroughfare could have gotten into
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